Cozy apartment is a little hard to find at first (just read the instructions properly and it is a bit easier) but is in a very convenient location. The city is just a couple of minutes walk away. If you have a car, parking can be possible, but it is also a great place to stay if you do not have a car.
We were really impressed with how thoughtful the hosts were. They had considered everything a person might need and provided it or some assistance on how to obtain it. The wifi was not a big problem as we had a laptop and could connect directly and we had also purchased a Simmin SIM card for our phone so that provided internet as well. There were guidebooks and info about the city, enough cutlery, pots and pans, some laundry powder, sugar etc. The bed was quite comfortable and we loved having enough space to move around. The room was nice and clean and though there is a pump system for getting the water from the shower and toilet to the pipes which could be a little noisy, this was not a big issue. There is some noise from upstairs at times but just normal upstairs noise like footsteps - nothing we lost sleep over.
The washing machine was a little funny to operate sometimes but did work and was a real bonus to have.
We liked coming back to Cozy apartment at night and would definitely choose to stay here again if returning to Reykjavik.
Cozy Apartment is as advertised, in a brilliant location in the centre of Reykjavik,near the harbour and all the restaurants.
It is the first apartment that I've rented that is part of someone's home and it will be my last .
As always on a city break we tend to rush around seeing as much as possible so on our last day I just wanted to chill and pack before some window shopping.
About 9.30 that morning the owner arrives with an Electrician- the electrics for the whole house are of course down in the basement apartment. They leave and the owner comes back and apologises saying that the Electrician will be back he just went to get some bits , that's fine I say explaining I'm going to be packing as up at 4am for an early flight back to Gatwick- also at this point I'm thinking he (Electrician) can't be here for long.
So yes the Electrician came back about 11 , I was just able to get a shower , started packing but left the apartment at 12.30 ish ..... as I didn't want him to hear me go to the toilet!
Arriving back at the apartment 8.45 ish ..... that night done my retail therapy- happy hour and had a meal.... yep Mr Electrician is still in the apartment I've paid over £100 a day for and when I asked him to leave he wouldn't, I explained I have to be up early for my flight , he said give him another half hour ...? What after over 9 hours and the job not done - I said come at 6 in the morning we will be gone by then ... still he wouldn't go .
I have to laugh at what I did then ... I started to undress to go to bed ........ you have never seen an Electrician leave so fast ... he said I'm going I said Thank you ! Finally .
So yes I was up at 4am and caught my flight home .
I'm sure this apartment gets the reviews it deserves and works for many people, for me it didn't.
Location: 5 star
Coziness: 5 star
Function: 4 star
Look: 5 star
Really cozy apartment retreat- warm, welcoming and quiet. Wifi would be a good addition, but overall we definitely recommend the apartment.
Loved this apartment. It's off the beaten track so is lovely, quiet, spacious and warm but only a few minutes walk from the town and harbour. The kitchen area was well stocked with plates, cutlery etc and for me the apartment was so much nicer than being cooped up in a little stuffy hotel room. Iceland is such an amazing place, just a shame everything is so expensive or I'd be straight back.
We had a wonderful time at Cozy. It was clean, comfortable, and convenient to downtown. The owner was very nice and welcoming!
We stayed in the Cozy apartment for 4 nights.
The apartment is really comfortable and it is kitted out with everything you need. Sveinn and Stella have obviously put lots of thought into making sure they have provided for their guests - for example there was an airer for wet clothes (pretty important in January), a shoe rack for wet boots and coats and plenty of cooking essentials such as salt, stock, spices and oil if you wish to stay in for a night. There are even guides to Iceland and local restaurants on the book shelf for you to use! The lonely planet guide came in use during our stay.
We hired a car to take plenty of trips out and around the south west of Iceland. Although we could not park in the courtyard, where the house is located, Sveinn helped us find somewhere really close by we could park for free.
Location- you could not wish for a better location than this. You are literally 5 minutes walk to most places you will need: a corner shop, some great bars and restaurants and the old harbour. We loved being right in the heart of the city.